Sunday, 3 January 2016

Embellishments


You only have to look at this photo to realise how much money was spent and how much thought was expended in the original design of Saltaire. Taken from the rear of what was originally the Factory schools (now part of Shipley college), it shows - from left to right - the chimney of Salts Mill, now plain but originally crowned with an elaborate top, the school bell tower and the Saltaire Institute (now Victoria Hall) tower, interspersed with the ornate ventilation cowls that top the school building. Add to those edifices the distinctive rounded windows and the overhanging roof with its little stone props and you can see why the buildings are 'listed' and treasured as fine examples of Victorian design and craftsmanship.

6 comments:

  1. Great historical architecture. Don't see much of that here. In fact what will today's society leave for future generations in this throw away society of today. There are houses in our suburb that are only 20 years old being bulldozed to make room for new ones.

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  2. Just wanting to wish you all the best for 2016. As always, your photos tell a wonderful story.

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  3. Lovely variance in architectural styles here Jenny. Have just been reading back posts re the flooding, did see on the news too. Pretty shocking! I remember asking you about the possibility of flooding a while back! Hope that's it now, all the best for 2016.

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  4. Great skyline shot, Jenny. The architecture appeals to me.

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  5. Thanks for focusing on these fine details. Today most vents would be simple cylinders, at least over here.

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